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Hu's U.S. visit deemed 'vitally important'

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China slams Pentagon report

BEIJING, July 21 (UPI) -- China's Vice Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has unleashed a scathing broadside at a new Pentagon report on China's military, state-run media reported.

China-U.S. open joint study project

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A new college-level course for U.S. high schoolers on China's language and culture has been announced by China and the College Board.

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Yang Jiechi
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) welcomes Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (R) during their meeting in Tehran, Iran on November 13, 2007. The Foreign Minister arrived in Tehran to hold talks with top Iranian officials on the dispute over Iran's controversial nuclear program. Beijing is against harsher punishment against the Islamic state but has asked Iran to cool down current tensions by softening its current uncompromising stance. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Yang Jiechi (simplified Chinese: 杨洁篪; traditional Chinese: 楊潔篪; pinyin: Yáng Jiéchí; born May 1950) is the current and the tenth Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China. He was promoted to China's top diplomatic post on April 27, 2007.

Yang was born in Shanghai in May 1950. He graduated from Shanghai Foreign Language School and attended the University of Bath and the London School of Economics from 1973 to 1975. He has a PhD in history.

He previously served as a diplomat in the United States, beginning as a Second Secretary in 1983 and later as Ambassador from 2001 to 2005, and as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs responsible for Latin America and Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan.

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